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Re: Harry Smith Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:53 pm  

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Egg Chasing wrote:
Agree, but if you're good enough.....

I'm not sure that holds true. Partington and Byrne are both clearly good enough but as a starting pair I would say not....or at least not yet. It all depends on the circumstances you introduce them into. Harry Smith is clearly good enough too and I would want his game time to increase significantly over the course of the season. However, I'm not sure throwing him in and taking a sink or swim approach is the best way to fulfill his undoubted potential.
Re: Harry Smith Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:41 pm  

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I'm not sure that holds true. Partington and Byrne are both clearly good enough but as a starting pair I would say not....or at least not yet. It all depends on the circumstances you introduce them into. Harry Smith is clearly good enough too and I would want his game time to increase significantly over the course of the season. However, I'm not sure throwing him in and taking a sink or swim approach is the best way to fulfill his undoubted potential.

Interestingly when I watched where Smith was defending he seemed to have been shunted out to centre. Was this deliberate to reduce the amount of tackling, which is clearly not the strongest area of his game. Even with Tommy playing we looked a bit soft down the middle with plenty of easy meters available to KR. If the big lads are not cutting down that space Smith could get steam rollered.
Re: Harry Smith Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:59 pm  

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Playing prop every week and playing in the halves are totally different.
Re: Harry Smith Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:15 am  

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Playing prop every week and playing in the halves are totally different.

Clearly in the physical sense they are. However props don't face the mental challenges a half does. A prop is responsible for his own performance, a half for the team's. That is equally, if not more, of a drain on an inexperienced player. It might be a bad example as we have Boris but I wouldn't want a 19 year old to run the country no matter how promising he looked!
Re: Harry Smith Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:55 am  

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Phuzzy wrote:
Clearly in the physical sense they are. However props don't face the mental challenges a half does. A prop is responsible for his own performance, a half for the team's. That is equally, if not more, of a drain on an inexperienced player. It might be a bad example as we have Boris but I wouldn't want a 19 year old to run the country no matter how promising he looked!


Is Boris Johnson our new marquee half? :wink:
Re: Harry Smith Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:07 am  

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Is Boris Johnson our new marquee half? :wink:


Did you see the yards he made when he ran over that Asian child.
Re: Harry Smith Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:40 pm  

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Did you see the yards he made when he ran over that Asian child.

Needs to add a kicking game though to be genuine marquee :D
Re: Harry Smith Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:06 pm  

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Phuzzy wrote:
Needs to add a kicking game though to be genuine marquee :D

But he has a kicking game. He kicks the poor all the time.
Re: Harry Smith Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:09 pm  

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But he has a kicking game. He kicks the poor all the time.


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Re: Harry Smith Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:11 pm  

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Levrier wrote:
But he has a kicking game. He kicks the poor all the time.

And he's quite a grub(ber) too...
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